World Resources Institute Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Incredibly talented staff, groundbreaking work, some growing pains.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at World Resources Institute

    Pros

    Fast-paced, international work at the forefront of global climate policy. Very talented staff, most people are an absolute pleasure to work with. It's definitely improving in terms of organizational structure.

    Cons

    HR and finance/admin is a bit of a nightmare to deal with. Had to fight them for weeks to get my paychecks right, which is tough as an intern. No benefits, low wage. Staff is currently crammed into the office (although it will be expanding soon).

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns at a fair rate. While it could definitely be worse, other think tanks of similar size are paying more and including benefits. And consider making the default internship period longer. There's not much you can get done in 3 months.

  2. Terrible management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great PTO, some smart and wonderful people

    Cons

    Horrendous management. Senior level people get away with harassment with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Leads to high turnover among non-senior staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding bad behavior

  3. A very positive place to work, with driven and passionate coworkers and exciting initiatives and work opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Resources Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, with diverse backgrounds and incredibly passionate about their work.
    Opportunities to contribute to forward thinking projects and initiatives.

    Cons

    Organization can be a bit segmented between programs, though working across institutional boundaries has been a priority.
    Opportunities for advancement can be limited.

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  5. Smart, interesting people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Resources Institute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel to amazing places and work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Can feel disorganized at times.

  6. Positive and Incredibly Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible depth in terms of exposure to various global economic and environmental issues
    Intelligent, passionate individuals with lots of great ideas
    Great work culture
    Outcomes feel meaningful

    Cons

    Can be somewhat cliquey, difficult to get to know individuals outside of your department

  7. Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community, great co-workers, amazing PTO

    Cons

    Poor maternity leave and low pay relative to peer organizations

  8. Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate I in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate I in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Smart group fof people

    Cons

    Compensation not really the best.

  9. good research environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate I
    Current Employee - Associate I

    I have been working at World Resources Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good research environment, young and helpful staff, good benefits, good research network to connect other NGOs, research institute, think tanks, unversities and experts, as well as government.

    Cons

    so so work-life balance, trainig is not doing well, sometimes to close to the government instead of independent research. sometimes too many travels, which are not really necessary

  10. Inspiring colleagues, mission and impact

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Resources Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my view WRI is the world's leading environmental think tank. The staff are top of their respective fields, the management is dynamic, and I personally feel great pride in having shared a portion of my professional life with such dedicated and intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    The workload is heavy, the stress of working for a non-profit can be high, and the travel schedule can be brutal if not managed properly.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize transaction costs where possible (particularly the number of meetings) and enhance the number of unrestricted grants to minimize fundraising pressures.

  11. Dynamic place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People from all walks of life, really interested at what they do.

    Cons

    Not organized, a little too judgmental. Not many opportunities for intern hire.

    Advice to Management

    Expand career opportunities for interns or PCs.

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